Some times, many times, days just don’t go the way I would have hoped.
I had a tooth with a crown just break off recently. I needed a new crown and some build up work done to make it right again. That is not a cheap investment either, but important. The dentist did not get all the decay so now must redo the whole process again.
I am praying for one who has considered suicide recently. I just had a two-part series posted on my personal experience with suicide of a friend. I am saddened for this woman, for her family.
I recently found myself wishing that things were going a bit differently than they were. I was placing blame all over the place until God reminded me that satan is everywhere desiring to devour me. I uttered these four words: “Satan, get thou behind me!”
But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” Matthew 16:23
Some days, the road just seems filled with bumps, holes, blockades. When life feels hard, rather than falling into one of those potholes, I need to be looking for that quiet place to be with Jesus.
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:6
Jesus sought to be alone at times. He knew He would meet His Father. He could lift His heart’s desires, hopes, and even those things that were so heavy upon Him to His Father.
And early in the morning, while it was still dark, He arose and went out and departed to a lonely place, and was praying there. Mark 1:35
David knew this too.
I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
I want to meet the LORD wherever I am and in all circumstances. I cannot do that while deep in worldly thoughts. I need to step aside, away from the world, removing myself from the negativity, the fears, the heaviness, the busyness.
By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before Him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and He knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do what pleases Him. And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us. Whoever keeps His commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit Whom He has given us. 1 John 3:19-24
Father, You are my God and Creator of my soul, my mind, my heart, and my body. You know all that goes on in and through me, Father. Thank You for reminding me Whose I am. I may live in this world, but I am Yours and want to stay connected to You with every breath. Thank You for guiding me and lighting the candle along what felt, what feels, like a dark path. I am walking with You today. I want to stay here with You. I pray in the Morning Star’s Name, Jesus. Amen.
You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13